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GETTING & KEEPING
THE JOB
DISCUSSION TOPICS
• First Impressions
• Corporate Culture
• Keeping the Job
FIRST IMPRESSIONS
First Impressions exist whether you
knowingly make them or not.
With every new encounter, someone will
form an impression of you.
You never get a second chance to make a
first impression!
Make sure your first impression is a good
one!
What takes a few seconds and tells an
employer you’re confident and the right
person for the job?
YOUR HAND SHAKE!!
Holland & Brody’s “10 Terrible
Grips to Avoid”
From Pamela Holland and Marjorie Brody,
co-authors of “Help! Was That a Career
Limiting Move?”.
To evade making a bad first impression,
losing a business deal or simply
embarrassing yourself, take heed of
Holland and Brody’s 10 terrible grips to
avoid.
The Macho Cowboy:
The “macho cowboy”… is the almost
bone-crunching clasp many businessmen
use to shake hands. What are they trying
to prove, anyway? There’s no need to
demonstrate your physical strength when
shaking another person’s hand.
The Wimp
The wimp… is usually delivered by men
who are afraid to “hurt the little lady” when
shaking women’s hands. Modern female
professionals expect their male
counterparts to convey the same respect
they’d show their male colleagues.
The Dead Fish
The “dead fish”… conveys no power.
While there’s no need to revert to the
macho cowboy death grip, a firm clasp is
more powerful than one that barely grabs
the hand.
The Four Finger Touch
The “four finger”… is when the person’s
hand never meets your palm, and instead
clasps all four fingers, crushing them
together.
The Cold & Clammy
The cold and clammy… feels like you’re
shaking hands with a snake. Warm up your
hand first before grabbing someone else’s.
The Sweaty Palm
The sweaty palm… is pretty selfexplanatory, and pretty gross. Talcum
powder to the rescue.
The “I’ve Got You Covered”
The “I’ve got you covered” grip…
happens when the other person covers
your hand with his or her left hand as if
your shake is secretive.
The “I Won’t Let Go”
The “I won’t let go”… seems to go on for
eternity because the other person won’t
drop his or her hand. After two or three
pumps, it’s time to let go. “It’s a lot like a
kiss — you know when it’s over,” Brody
says.
The “Southpaw”
The “southpaw”… happens when the
person uses the left hand to shake because
the right hand has food or a drink. Always
carry your drink and plate with your left
hand to keep your right one free for meet
and greets.
The “Ringed Torture”
The “ringed torture”… occurs when the
person’s rings hurt your hand. Try to limit
the number of rings you wear on the right
hand to only one or two and be mindful of
any that have large stones.
MASTERING YOUR HANDSHAKE
- Hand extended out, straight out from the waist,
palm to the left, and thumb at a 45 degree angle
- Eye contact during the entire process
- On contact with the other hand, close hand
around the other person’s hand, waiting until the
other person initiates strength and up/down
motion
- Release only when the other person relaxes grip
According to research by Dr.
Albert Mehrabian of UCLA,
appearance and body language
accounts for fifty-five percent of
an invaluable first impression.
PERSONAL APPEARANCE & ATTITUDE
•Dress appropriately
•Be well groomed
•Present yourself in a positive manner
Meghan Meyer, 31, HR Manager for The
Mercadien Group in Princeton, New
Jersey says:
“A comprehensive and well designed resume will get
you to the phone screening process. An articulate
person, who speaks confidently about his or her skill
sets, will land an interview. But it is how you are
perceived during the interview that will leave the
lasting impression.”
CORPORATE CULTURE
"Webster's Dictionary defines corporate
culture as "the shared values, traditions,
customs, philosophy, and policies of a
corporation; it is the professional
atmosphere that grows and affects
behavior and performance."
In essence, corporate culture is the
personality of your organization. It's the
way your company does business and how
it conducts itself. It's employees' beliefs
and expectations of work."
(Ceridian, 2005)
CORPORATE CULTURE COMPARISONS
At a Hair Salon:
- Music is loud
- Body piercings and tattoos are acceptable
- Dress attire is provocative
In a Business Office:
- No music
- Body piercings and tattoos are covered
- Dress attire is conservative
Pay attention to and respect the
corporate culture of your employer. If
you do, you will be rewarded!
Pamela Monticelli, 50, Senior Recruiter for Sovereign Bank in
Tom’s River, New Jersey, believes:
“Especially in the financial industry, which tends to be a
more conservative environment, a lot of young people don’t
understand that we are looking for someone to represent
the company. Your appearance is not just representative of
you; you will also be representing the company the way we
want it to be represented. I have raised four teenagers and
every one of them has, at some point, gotten a piercing or
tattoo and said, ‘If I am going to work for XYZ Company they
need to accept me for who I am.’ My children need to
understand that at some point they might have to modify
their appearance to fit into a professional environment.”
INUPIAQ CULTURE
INUPIAQ CULTURE
- Our culture is beautiful! The way we have lived has
served us well – we have been able to thrive in
harsh times
- We need to be aware of our cultural differences so
we can better communicate
NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION
Others may not understand:
- Crinkling nose
- Raising eye-brows
- Failing to make eye contact
- Weak hand shakes , a.k.a. known as the “dead fish
shake”
AVOIDING CONFLICT
There is a healthy way of dealing with Conflict:
- When you have issues at work, it is important to bring
those issues to the correct person
- There’s nothing worse than work issues that fester
- Confront the issue in a positive attitude and learn to
deal with issues effectively
OUR CULTURAL VALUES ALIGN WITH
CORPORATE CULTURE
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Sharing
• Humor
•
Humility
• Responsibility
•
Hard Work
• Knowledge of Family Tree
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Respect for Elders
• Knowledge of Language
•
Respect for Nature
•
Family Roles
KEEPING THE JOB: WORK BEHAVIORS
Reliability, loyalty and cooperation are
just as important to success in a job, as
technical skills!
85% of all people who lose their jobs are
dismissed because they lack good work
habits rather than because they lack
appropriate job skills
POSITIVE WORK VALUES
OUR CULTURAL VALUES ALIGN WITH
CORPORATE CULTURE
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Honesty
Reliability
Initiative
Responsibility
Enthusiasm for learning
Respect for the role of
authority
• Commitment to quality
work
• Adaptability
• Positive attitude
• Respect for self, others, &
property
• Cooperation
• Tactfulness
• Commitment to teamwork
• Commitment to one’s
organization
FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS
• Employees are responsible for asking
questions when they do not understand
instructions; request for clarification if
necessary
Good Working Relationships
• Each employee is required to make an
effort to get along with co-workers &
supervisors
Punctuality
- Make every effort to show up on time to
work and to meetings.
- If you cannot make it to work, call ahead of
time to let your supervisor know
Inappropriate, really? I didn’t know!
- Slouching and or sitting laid back in
a chair
- Putting your feet on a desk
- Running in the halls
- Yelling down hallways or cubicle to
cubicle
- Interrupting conversations
Quality Work is Rewarded
- Gain respect from colleagues
- Managers will propose raises and or give
promotions
- Great working relationships with coworkers, business partners, and leaders in
the trade
- Valued in the industry
SUMMARY
- Make good first impressions
- Be aware of corporate culture
- Know the company policies
- Practice good work habits
TAIKUU
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